Geothermal Technicians


Perform technical activities at power plants or individual installations necessary for the generation of power from geothermal energy sources. Monitor and control operating activities at geothermal power generation facilities and perform maintenance and repairs as necessary. Install, test, and maintain residential and commercial geothermal heat pumps.
Also called: Control Operator; Control Room Operator (CRO); Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical Technician (I C & E Technician); Maintenance Technician

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • computers and electronics
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Math and Science
  • physics
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Visual Understanding
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
  • see hidden patterns
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
    Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • read and understand what is written
    Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • ClimateMaster GeoDesigner
  • Geothermal Properties Measurement Tool
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    certificate after high school
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